Why ComeAbout #KDPconvo17
Convocation, or Convo, is more than just a biennial conference—it’s one of KDP’s longest-standing traditions. The workshops, idea exchanges, keynote speakers, and networking opportunities make Convo truly a one-of-a-kind experience. Attendees have an opportunity to meet education rock stars including members of the Laureate Chapter, present workshops or poster sessions, and get training as chapter leaders. Convo is also where chapter and individual award winners are recognized. It is an event that every Kadelpian should experience at least once.
Invest in YOU
With more than 150 workshops and breakout sessions, KDP Convo is one of the best (and most inexpensive) ways to invest in your professional career. We know that adding up registration, travel, and lodging can be expensive, so we’ve designed a Return on Investment (ROI) toolkit to help you determine whether attendance at Convo 2017 makes sense for you or your school. Once you’ve filled it out, you can share it with your supervisor to request financial assistance to attend. (coming soon)
Convo attendees will receive a Certificate of Participation, which, based on regulations in your state, might be used for professional learning units or credits. KDP cannot guarantee that CEU credit will be given to attendees through their state department, but can provide you with supporting information to help you obtain credits.
Rub shoulders with big names
Past attendees include John Dewey, Sonia Nieto, Pasi Sahlberg, Nel Noddings, and more! We’re planning to have even more big names at Convo 2017, and you can find more information on speakers by clicking here.
Leave inspired and rejuvenated
We guarantee that you will leave Convo 2017 feeling inspired, rejuvenated, and excited to implement new ideas into your practice—and maybe just a little tired from packing so much into three days.
Chapter fundraising ideas
Looking to raise money as a chapter to send a few of your members to Convo 2017? Check out our Chapter Fundraisers page to get some ideas.
- Letter to Dean to request financial support (coming soon)
- Letter to Parents/Family to request financial support (coming soon)